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Bark Cloth

Object Number:2003-32-286
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Society Islands
Tahiti
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 167 cm
Width: 89 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1995.X.16480 - Other Number
12160 - Other Number

Description

Heavy, brown bark cloth with parallel beater marks. According to tag, “textile battu/mûrier à papier [beaten cloth/paper mulberry].” Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Bibliography:

[Book] Kooijman, Simon. 1972. Tapa in Polynesia.. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Vol. Bulletin 234. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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